The 'Official' tMP West of England Regional Thread


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This is the official tMP discussion thread for the West of England Area of the forthcoming Regional Championships of Great Britain.

Feel free to discuss your thoughts and predictions for each section within the Area - but don't forget to enter the tMP Predictions Competition - for your chance to contribute to the overall tMP Predictions (plus a chance to win one of the first copies of 'The Mouthpiece' - the winning march composed by Darrol Barry). Please note, that any predictions posted within this thread do not contribute towards the competition. Details of the tMP Predictions Competition can be found here:

We also ask that when the results for the various sections are announced, they are posted in this thread, and not posted as brand new threads - it has the potential to become extremely messy should this be the case. We will be creating and maintaining a complete set of results for viewing on the tMP Portal as they happen.

Contest Details:

West of England Regional Championships
The Riviera Centre, Torquay

Championship Section - Sunday 13th March 2005
Adjudicator: Roy Roe

Bodmin Town - K Mackenzie
Bournemouth Concert Brass - N Taken
Camborne Town - F Renton
City of Bristol - A Jones
Flowers - P Harper
Hyde - P Evans
Lanner & District Silver - S Chappell
Mount Charles - Dr R Newsome
St Austell Town - D Loukes
SWT Woodfalls - D Barringer
Test Valley Brass - J Williams
Yeovil Town - I McElligott

1st Section - Sunday 13th March 2005
Adjudicator: John Maines

Aldbourne - M White
Bendix Kingswood - D Shead
Chalford - S Tubb
Cinderford - ?
Helston Town - J Hitchens
Lydbrook - S Sykes
Ocean Brass - N Grace
Otterbourne Brass - Lt Col C Davies
Poole Borough - P Randell
Sherborne Town - P Cosh
Solent Concert - W Garner
Swindon Pegasus Brass - J Winterflood

2nd Section - Saturday 12th March 2005
Adjudicator: Roy Roe

Bath Spa - J Tanaka
Bristol East - B Pope
Corsham - M Fricker
Filton Concert Brass - B James
Forest of Dean Brass - J Gwynne
Lympstone South West Telecoms - C Fleming
Michelmersh Silver - D Graham
Pheonix Brass (Crewkerne) - M Knapton
Soundhouse Brass - D Stephens
St Dennis - B Minear
St Keverne - D Greenwood
St Stythians - D Johnston
Torbay Brass - D Johnson
Totnes - D Johnson
Weston-Super-Mare Brass - P Nutt
Woodfalls Concert Brass - S Dunster

3rd Section - Saturday 12th March 2005
Adjudicator: John Maines

Bratton Silver - ?
Bugle - D Pope
Camborne "B" - A Pope
Denmead Brass - J Camps
Downton - R Wright
Gillingham Imperial Silver - E Haines
Hayle Town - D Johnston
Launceston Town - G Lannie
Pendennis Brass (Falmouth) - C J Cottrell
Portishead Town - R Griffiths
Saltash Town - R Julian
Shrewton Silver - M Dunford
South Molton Town - D Tilling
St Pinnock - P Minear
Wincanton Silver - ?
Wotton & District Silver - D Grant

4th Section - Saturday 12th March 2005
Adjudicator: Bryan Hurdley

A W Parker (Drybrook) - K White
Bideford Town - G Taylor
Bream Silver - H Cole
Calne Silver - K Webb
Chalford Training - S Tubb
Chard Concert Brass - H Govier
Constantine Silver - K Anderson
Hatherleigh Silver - A Edwards
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver - S Lewins
New Forest Brass - I Luxford
Okehampton Excelsior - D Law
Pillowell Silver - C Lewis
Porthleven Town - F E Evans
Shanklin Town Brass - M Lewis
Sidmouth Town - A Harvey
Swindon Brass - F Cowley
Tewkesbury Town - N Morgan
Torrington Silver - T R J Hutchings
Verwood Concert Brass - P Norley
Watchet Royal British Legion - D Tilling
Wilton & District - D Chalk
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Naomi McFadyen

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I just wanted to wish all the best to the competing bands in Devon and Cornwall... but especially to Soundhouse Brass in the 2nd section! :)

All the best and sorry I can't be there this year

;-) :biggrin:


I have played Tam alchy SSSssshanter so many times I am sick of it. And us Basses still can`t play together. We might win though, unless someone else does of course. See you in the bar.


Chris Hicks said:
God i couldn't agree more im gettin sooo p***** of with tam o'shanters!!!!! lol
Now,now chrissy!!........think you might just be in need of further sectionals?!?!?!....i'll see what i can arrange!! ;)
Well, how sad must I be!?! <-- rhetorical question, please don't answer!!

I'm still enjoying playing Tam, it's been much more interesting than some we've had recently.


Just changed my mind, tonight we had a brilliant rehearsal, and the basses played together, and I am all excited and I cannot wait until next weekend and I am hyper and I think I had better have a drink and now I am going.


Spare a thought for all us poor 4th sectioners we have another massive section this year which makes it sooooo hard to get out of.

I think we have been given a great piece in Divertimento to work with this year. I've really enjoyed playing it and i really hope we can qualify. Mainly for personal reasons as i'll just be able to squeeze going to the finals before i leave for uni! But also the band deserve a go at the big one, we've had a cracking end to last year so i hope we can pull it off.

Can't wait to get down to Torquay, i love it down there. We are travelling from Dorset our band normally stay down and have a right old laugh on the Friday. I'm really looking forward to it.

What annoys me though is all these bands across the country with tiny 4th sections. I saw that in the North area last weekend that 2 out of 8 bands qualified. Down here we get three out of 21! It takes the mickey really considering we have a 1/7 chance and they have a 1/4 chance! Grrrr

Anyway see you all next week!


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Just think this time next week, we'll know our fate!

What I really want to know is why do the fourth section get to play a test piece that used to be a youth band test piece but the third section have to play a test piece that used to be a championship section test piece???????????????????

Not that there is anything wrong with Tam O'shanter of course! I love its great fun and a good challenge!


Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away Divertimento was a Championship testpiece. In fact I think that all the test pieces for this year's area have at one time been a Championship testpiece.

Good luck to all who are competing at Torquay next week.



We've just had our areas in the Midlands, so we can relax and watch you lot suffer for another week! As Naomi says, good luck, and especially to Soundhouse - go for it - you know who you have to beat!!!!


Banana said:
We've just had our areas in the Midlands, so we can relax and watch you lot suffer for another week! As Naomi says, good luck, and especially to Soundhouse - go for it - you know who you have to beat!!!!

Thankyou for your words of encouragement for Soundhouse, we're really enjoying Variations and are not really going there to beat anyone in particular but rather to do ourselves justice on a very testing peice.
Good luck to all the Devon bands especially and looking forward to socialising with our friendly rivals (and my old band!)Lympstone again.

Ian Heard
Soundhouse Brass (Plimuff).

Liz Courts

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YAY! Torquay again!! I'll be up there both days - somewhere near the bar 99% of the time! Good luck to everyone, especially all the Cornish bands! :D :D :D


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Is it this Saturday already? Quick where did I put my test piece, time for some serious practice. Anybody seen my Tenor Horn? Where's my valve oil? 21 bands in my section? Good grief, we won't be finished till past my bedtime! I predict that the winners will come from the first and last 2 or 3 bands. The adjudicator will be watching the rugby for the middle of the contest. ;)
If there are any mods watching this, can you change our conductor to J Camps. I wasn't paying enough attention to mention it before :oops:


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Sam Atherton said:
If there are any mods watching this, can you change our conductor to J Camps. I wasn't paying enough attention to mention it before :oops:
Done - thanks for the update ;)

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